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5451 N Interstate 35Austin, TX 78723
I enjoy the sushi and and Mongolian barbecue. The last time I was there, the male server, who was obviously gay, kept calling me "Boss" and was real touchy feely. My girlfriend and my daughter thought this hilarious the way he was so attentive. But great service nonetheless!
2300 Lohmans Spur Ste 140Lakeway, TX 78734
Bought an outdoor set of 4 swivel rockers, a love seat glider, a coffee table, and 4 end tables. Quality is light years beyond other outdoor furniture that I've bought at Lowes, Sams Club, etc. I was looking for a high end outdoor patio set. At the places you would normally find this quality …
5350 Burnet RdAustin, TX 78756
Quality sushi rolls at a price that won't break the bank, with a quirky menu of both traditional rolls and Austin-centric fusion rolls. I mean really, you can totally convince the boyfriend or husband to try sushi when it means he'll be eating chicken fried steak, right? You have to try Roll O…
2700 W Anderson Ln Ste 501Austin, TX 78757
Our family has been dining at Korea House for years. We absolutely love this restaurant. The food is awesome and the prices are so affordable! I would HIGHLY recommend this place to others!
454 W 2nd StAustin, TX 78701
From Business: How Do You Roll? is a unique sushi roll restaurant started by two brothers in Austin, Texas in 2008. Their goal was to bring quality sushi without pretension to our fast-paced society. HDYR? reinvents sushi by allowing customers to design their own sushi rolls, right in front of them. However, not only does HDYR? offer a h…
2422 Ranch Road 620 S Ste A-100Austin, TX 78738
From Business: Welcome to Cho Sushi, a high-energy, family-friendly Japanese Fusion Restaurant. Our innovative menu includes the freshest fish and sushi as well as Kobe Beef and Japanese Ribeye Steaks. We also carry an impressive wine and sake list, in addition to a variety of domestic and imported beers. Our goal is for our guests to ap…
3001 Ranch Road 620 SAustin, TX 78738
We went to Mizu Prime Steak and Sushi to celebrate my husband's birthday. To start we both had the mixed green salad which was made with fresh greens, orange segments, cucumbers, overnight tomatoes with roasted leek vinaigrette dressing. My husband had the prime filet which was cooked to perfe…
6400 S 1st St Ste CAustin, TX 78745
Okay, so as you've probably heard, this place is in a sketchy gas station mini-mall. If I didn't know the real deal, I'd never go in. The thing is, the owner is a hell of a guy. He eats there and so does his family. If you're going there for the first time, try to memorize the faces of the staff…
2501 W Parmer Ln Ste 500Austin, TX 78727
My girlfriend and I went the first time by chance and we've been going back ever since.\r \r I can't express how much I love this restaurant. The food is outstanding, the service is top notch and the environment is so friendly and homely it's easy to accidentally spend hours eating, talking and …
718 Congress AveAustin, TX 78701
I don't know what it is about the sushi at Silhoutte, but it is the best I've ever had! The atmosphere is very warm with great artwork on the walls. The waitstaff is awesome! All very attentive, helpful and friendly. I highly recommend Silhouette for an enjoyable dining experience.
4636 Burnet RdAustin, TX 78756
This is the absolute best place to get sushi in Austin, and I am including Uchi in that statement. I spent a semester in Japan, and Maru makes me feel like I'm back in Osaka. They are currently redoing their interior, and it looks fantastic. The sushi is superb. If you take one bite of the s…
3407 Greystone DrAustin, TX 78731
Pretty typical prices for sushi at about $13/roll. The unagi is excellent and the rolls we had were all awesome. It is small, though, and it is very easy for it to get full so call ahead!
3914 N Lamar BlvdAustin, TX 78756
This is my favorite sushi restaurant in Austin!! The location is close to my office. The atmosphere is comfortable for any kind of lunch encounter, whether I want to read a book, or bring clients, its perfect for all occasions. The owner focuses on serving delicious and healthy food. They were a…
9001 Brodie Ln Ste B1Austin, TX 78748
This is our neighborhood sushi bar - you can find us here at least once a week. Happy Hour is fantastic (and half price) for your basic rolls and sashimi but the menu has lots of custom rolls to choose from. Friendly and clean, we highly recommend Nanami (and the sake toro) whenever you have a s…
12901 N Interstate 35Austin, TX 78753
If I could put no stars, I would. I used to work there. The food taste good, yes. But the people are horrible. The business is corrupt. The workers in the back are not only illegal, but the owner does not let them take off any days, even when they are sick. They also work from open to close, eve…
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Let me just say, wow! First.This place has had several renters/owners... all oriental food places. I enjoyed it when it was Wokaholic, though it wasn't as good as it could have been, the portions were excellent.When Wokaholic went out of business, Mai Lien Bistro came in. This place was alright, though it was kind of pretentious in my opinion. The Pho wasn't as good as our favorite Vietnamese restaurant's, Hoemi. Mai Lien probably failed because of the mediocre food.Then, enter Hunan Cafe. The last reviewer made up my mind to go and try them out. I found that it was very deserving of the five star rating that was given. I will proceed to break down what I had there and finally, our experience.We ordered the pan fried dumplings. These dumplings were firm, not mushy and the filling and size of them was quite generous! The filling had a touch more vegetables than meat. If you don't mind that, it's very good. The dumpling sauce more than makes up for this. It's extremely good, with plenty of onions and a good balance of flavor and even a touch of heat. I was very satisfied with the dumplings.Next we ordered the wonton soup. It's a beef stock based broth. Generally I don't like wonton soup with beef stock as a base, however, I will make a major exception for this wonton soup. It has a wonderfully light beef and onion flavor with a hint of ginger that is just plain excellent. It reminds me of the Tokyo Onion soup that I'm so fond of at Tokyo Steakhouse. The wontons are generous in size as well and firm, not mushy. The filling was a little on the spare side but very good quality. I was very satisfied with this as well..Next came the main course. We ordered their chicken fried rice (we have a standing policy that a oriental restaurant can be judged based on how good their fried rice or lo mein is) and black bean chicken, which I rarely enjoy at most of the places I've had it. The chicken fried rice was amazing. Since I've come to Austin, I haven't had chicken fried rice that nearly matched my favorite style of chicken fried rice as well as Hunan Cafe's. The chinese food place I loved most back then was a place called Panda Kitchen. Their fried rice was my absolute favorite and this place's chicken fried rice is comparable in quality and flavor. It has peas, carrots, bean sprouts, green onions, egg, and chicken. The seasoning is light and excellent. I was extremely satisfied with it.The black bean chicken's sauce was suprisingly savory. I was pleasantly shocked at first bite, as was my fiance. It had spicy jalapenos, black bean sauce, chicken, bellpepper, onion, and probably garlic. I loved it!The good news doesn't end there either. This place delivers to homes in a 5 mile radius. The minimum for delivery is 15.00, and 30.00 (I think) for delivery without fee. The prices are a touch higher than other places in the area, but the quality makes it very worthwhile in my opinion. I highly recommend you try the food here, and if you like it, please support them. It would be a shame to lose this place .
So, let me just start by saying- I. LOVE. TACOS. And I have pretty high expectations for said tacos. AND I tend to get a craving for them when most places are shutting down. Well, lo and behold to find that Torchy's is open til 10 on weekdays and 11 on weekends! When I got there, Queen was playing. The guy behind the counter asked me about my day like he genuinely cared. There's Maine Root in the soda fountain. And the food is also fantastic!Since this first experience, I've frequented Torchy's Tacos several times a month. I used to always get the Baja Shrimp and the Fried Avocado tacos.Baja Shrimp is generously filled with hand battered and fried (but not greasy) shrimp, pickled vegetables, queso fresco and lime. There is a great balance of spicy, acidic and cool flavors all wrapped up in the tortilla. The Fried Avocado is a hand battered and fried avocado with refried beans, shredded cheese, lettuce and tomato. I love the texture and creamy flavors of this taco! It is so good, and I never order vegetarian items. But in the past couple years I've rotated in other flavors.The Democrat is filled to bursting with barbacoa. I was really impressed with the quality of it considering that Torchy's isn't exactly Mexican food. It is very flavorful and not greasy at all. You gotta get the Trailer Park "trashy"- fried chicken smothered in green chile queso and pico de gallo. Creative and delicious- this one is a guilty pleasure!I actually got to Green Chile Pork by mistake one time. Although it's not what I ordered, it is pretty dang tasty. The pulled pork is juicy and flavorful and the green chiles- of which I'm not a huge fan- do not overpower anything. But, the customer service at Torchy's is outstanding. I called to let them know my order got mixed up- just to make sure someone else didn't get the taco I ordered and they put me down for a free taco. I really appreciated their customer care! There is a different taco of the month each month that coordinates with holidays or weather, and they are generally pretty great.And lastly, I always ALWAYS get extra Chipotle Sauce and Poblano Sauce no matter which tacos I order. I could drink that stuff!
Okay, so as you've probably heard, this place is in a sketchy gas station mini-mall. If I didn't know the real deal, I'd never go in. The thing is, the owner is a hell of a guy. He eats there and so does his family. If you're going there for the first time, try to memorize the faces of the staff. NO MATTER WHEN YOU GO BACK, THOSE WILL BE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE THERE. If these people aren't all family of the owner, they must be best friends, because they're all working 12 hour shifts. I've been here for early lunch and late dinner on all sorts of days and nearly always have the same waitress. They actually seem to remember me -- on at least one occasion the waitress brought me my favorite beer without me even asking. We both laughed about it and she offered to take it back if I didn't want it, but of course I did. The reason I stress the owner and his family eating here and the staff never changing (I'll bet you they're all personally connected to the owner) is because the fish is fresh as can be. I lived in NYC and LA and I've visited Japan half a dozen times. I speak a weak Japanese and am married to a Japanese woman. I eat sushi roughly twice a week. I am, in short, the most discerning sushi critic one can find in America. For variety and quality, this place would be top-notch in NYC or Los Angeles. Uchi on Lamar is just overhyped because the environment is pretty. The very essence of sushi is experiencing the FOOD in its purest form -- so, like I said, close your eyes and EAT!
Literally as good as it gets. People always used to talk about how tacos were amazing in Texas and I always just thought to myself "how good can a taco get." Torchy's. Blew. My. Mind. It expanded what I thought were the limits of good Mexican food. I got a jerk chicken taco and a Mr. Pink, both of which had such a strong incredible flavor and fresh meats that it knocked my socks off on their dirt patched ground at this food truck stop. We also got some queso to share with the group and that really set me off right as it had some red pepper floating around and had a consistency that wasn't too drippy but also not too thick as to turn to lard when cooled. oh my god. If you get a chance do NOT miss this.
Very rude service. I called in to order to go. A woman answered the phone. After her greeting, I tried to speak to her. Before I finished my second word, she abruptly hung up. This occurred four times, twice on landline and twice on mobile phone. On the fifth time, she claimed she couldn't hear me despite hanging up immediately after her greeting. As I was trying to find the dish from the menu to order, she pointed out that she had a line of customers waiting in front of her. She was blaming me - a phone customer - for keeping the customers waiting. If she hadn't hung up on me four times, I would have been so aggravated and would have placed the order quicker. Won't be patronizing them again.
The people here are so FRIENDLY, open-minded, and willing to work with my girlfriend and I, who are deaf. I have to have gluten free foods, but sometimes I forget to carefully look at what I order.I originally ordered Fried Avocado and The Indepedent... not realizing they are fried in battered! When they brought it, I apologized to them for my fault in not asking about the batter. They were just fine with it and went ahead to make it without he batter!And... let me tell you, I'm from CA... it is DELICIOUS! Their chips, corn tortilla, and just the ingredients themselves... mouth-watering. Plus the love from the workers makes this taste even better :)Thank you Torchy Tacos!
My sentiments towards Torchy's are like that of a lover. To me, it is perfect. It keeps me on my toes and coming back for more again and again. I love discovering new things that Torchy's brings to the table-- like it's Roscoe waffle taco piled high with a fried egg, fried chicken, bacon, and drizzled with ooey gooey maple syrup, that is undeniably the best breakfast taco I've touched my lips to. I don't need any other taco restaurant because Torchy's is the Renaissance Restaurant. Most recently, I was blown away by the Trailer Park ("trash" style, aka covered in queso), Baja Shrimp (they didn't skimp!), and vegetarian fried green chile varieties.
I scheduled reservation; the parking was easy, 68 degrees located next to Deep Eddy Cabaret which I had not been to in years, so it was fun to walk by a familiar Austin establishment as we entered the restaurant. The food was excellent, I had the Grilled Trout, and my date had the chicken parmesan. The atmosphere was elegant but relaxed, and it made for a very nice evening. When you have chosen a new place to dine especially in a new relationship it really can make or break the evening what restaurant you choose. I can recommend 68 degrees, and I wanted to take the time to say thanks for a great evening. All the best Eric
I. Love. These. Tacos.I love tacos in general. But Torchy's Tacos are some next level sh**. Do people cuss on Yelp? Idk. I'll censor it to be safe. Hi, kids.Seriously, though. The Mr. Pink and the Crossroads are incredible. Flavorful, cooked perfectly, with the right amount of kick. The Mr. Orange and the Democrat are also great. The guacamole is some of the best I've ever had. I've ordered it multiple times and it's always been fresh, with huge chunks of avocado. Can't go wrong with the Green Chile Queso and Street Corn. And the Diablo Sauce. YES.
I have been for lunch and dinner, both were outstanding meals. For lunch I had the Caesar salad and fettuccine for dinner the salmon they have many more options I noticed other tables enjoying along with my friend who had Linguine and Tuna so I look forward to my next visit. Great option I don't think anyone would be disappointed going to this locally owned restaurant on Lake Austin Blvd where Mangia Pizza was located for years as a point of reference for any longtime Austin residents.